Feb. 2 AM Live Ag Report

FRESNO, Calif.

Millions of football fans are expected to head to the supermarket to buy avocados for guacamole.

The California Avocado Commission says more than 71-million pounds of avocados will be shipped during the two-and-a-half-week period surrounding this weekend.

The commission says while California avocados are available virtually year-round, the bulk of the state's crop is shipped between April and September.

The biggest spikes in demand for avocados coincide with Cinco de Mayo and the Fourth of July.


More sheep ranchers in Texas and New Mexico are moving or selling their herds to California.

Severe drought in the two states last year is the reason why more sheep are coming to the West Coast.

Sheep ranchers say California ranches offer their herds a better way of life, but because California is also seeing less rainfall the California Wool Growers Association says they've heard some ranchers are struggling to find enough feed.

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